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Media Releases

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RSPCA ACT reminds pet owners to avoid Easter Dangers

With Easter fast approaching, we are all anticipating the heavenly chocolate coma that awaits us. But for now, it’s time to talk about chocolate and your pets. While some people may argue that they have given chocolate to their pet with no adverse effects; it is vital to note that like any food or medicine, the reaction to the toxin is dependent on the dosage and the circumstances. For their health and safety, please completely restrict all access to chocolate and make sure this holiday isn’t one to forget. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle Robertson said “ While chocolate can be delightfully delicious

It's time to give Bullies a break

RSPCA wants 'bullies' to stop being judged on their appearance. While no one likes a bully, the RSPCA’s across Australia say it’s time to give the canine version a second chance. This financial year alone RSPCA ACT has seen 621 dogs and puppies come into the care of our Weston Shelter, with 231 of these dogs belonging to the ‘bully’ breeds. The unfortunate reality for these loveabull pups is that they are often the ones who wait the longest at our Shelter for a new home. Just like Angel and Sassy, who have each been patiently waiting at our Shelter for over 300 days. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle

Mooseheads donates $10,000 from Security Guard Calendar sales!

Late last year we announced that Canberra’s very own famous Mooseheads Pub & Nightclub had chosen RSPCA ACT as the charity beneficiaries from sales of their Security Guard Calendar. We are so glad to announce that on the back of calendar sales Mooseheads will be donating $10,000 to RSPCA ACT! Thanks to the support of the local Canberra community with the help of popular Mooseheads security guards and a number of cute Shelter animals, Mooseheads Pub & Nightclub is making a generous donation that will allow us to change the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected animals around the ACT. “It was

Clear the Shelter: 93% of the ACT Shelter cleared!

RSPCA ACT’s ‘Clear the Shelter’ saw 108 animals adopted during the national $29 adoption drive which took place over the weekend. By closing time on Saturday, 93% of adoptable animals at RSPCA ACT found their forever homes. Of all the animals ready for adoption, only 9 animals were not adopted. One of the dogs who did not find her forever home, is Mitsy, who has been in our care for over 200 days. Mitsy is desperately looking for her perfect family and needs someone with plenty of backyard space and 6ft Colourbond fencing. Mitsy loves to play with tennis balls, and despite her size is quite

RSPCA Aims to ‘Clear the Shelter’ this weekend

RSPCA ACT is aiming to clear the shelter this Friday and Saturday (22 and 23 February) with animals being available for adoption at a heavily discounted fee of $29. Last year, every animal which was available for adoption found their forever homes. ‘Clear the Shelter’ is a national RSPCA initiative and shelters in VIC, SA, ACT, NSW and QLD are all participating. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle Robertson has high hopes that all the animals available for adoption this weekend will find their forever homes. “At the RSPCA in the ACT, we currently have 218 animals in our care, of which we expect around 50

Are You New Year's Eve Ready?

It's coming up to New Year's Eve and you know what that means - fireworks! Fireworks can be a scary and confusing time for our pets so we’ve put together a list of things you can do to help them cope. Make sure your dog or cat is microchipped and wearing an ID tag with your phone number on it, in case they become lost. It’s a good idea to keep them indoors if possible. Please don’t tie your dog up. They can get overly anxious and may cause themselves harm trying to escape. Making sure your dog has had plenty of exercises and has been fed will help to settle them. Plenty of playtime during the

RSPCA ACT seeing reports of pets in hot cars and heat stress

Temperatures are at a high and RSPCA ACT has seen a number of animals needing urgent medical attention due to heatstroke and being left in hot cars. It is ESSENTIAL to take the necessary care and precautions to avoid heat stress for your animals during summer RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle Robertson expressed her concerns regarding a rising number of heat-related incidents, “Our pets can’t always adequately cool themselves during such intense heat. It’s up to us as responsible pet owners to do everything we can to protect them.” “We want to caution the community to avoid heartbreak by potentially

New Year, New Home: Adoption Price Reduction for Adult Cats & Dogs from Saturday!

Christmas is just days away and New Year is peeking at us from around the corner – while normally this is a time for celebration, for the animals in care at RSPCA ACT it can be a hard time. To help our lovely furry friends find forever homes, we’re reducing their adoption prices to $149.00! From 22 – 31 December 2018, RSPCA ACT is decreasing their adoption prices to try and find our adult animals the homes they've always dreamed of. The $149.00 price includes their adoption, desexing, worming, microchipping, vaccinations AND a free starter kit including up to 3kg of food, collar and tag! RSPCA